Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

By Chris Porter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Growing up in Alexandria, I’ve always thought of my hometown as a waterfront city: I rowed crew on the Potomac throughout high school, kayaked and sailed frequently [...]

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

By Jared Engeset, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Tennis has been a huge part of my family and upbringing since I was 10 years old. Even when my wife and I were looking into neighborhoods [...]

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

By Stephen Hales, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am the owner of 811 and 809 Vassar Road and the applicant for a subdivision of my property in the Clover/College Park neighborhood. I was incredibly [...]

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

By Jason Von Wagner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The recent story in the Alexandria Times of President Gerald Ford’s old home located on Crown View Drive being impinged upon by a proposed subdivision of [...]

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

By Susan Keightley, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: What does a so-called “destination” recreation center costing at least $5.9 million have to do with a school renovation project? Everything, it would seem. Sorg Architects recently [...]

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As I write this, I have no idea who will have won the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. Whoever prevails, I offer my congratulations. As it stands [...]

Your View: Allison Silberberg is the right candidate to lead

Your View: Allison Silberberg is the right candidate to lead

By Jane Adams Foote, Alexandria To the editor: Last weekend, I attended a reception for Allison Silberberg. I left more convinced than ever that she is the right person to lead our city as our next [...]

Your View: Bill Euille is the strongest choice on June 9

Your View: Bill Euille is the strongest choice on June 9

By Mark C. Williams, Alexandria To the editor: Mayor Bill Euille is running for his fifth term. He has earned it. Mayor Euille has intelligently led what is, at times, a deeply divided city. City services [...]

Your View: Kerry Donley would be the best leader for Alexandria as mayor

Your View: Kerry Donley would be the best leader for Alexandria as mayor

By Bernard S. Cohen, former delegate; Karen Darner, former delegate, Claire Eberwein, former city councilor; Richard R. G. Hobson, former delegate; Michael Jackson, former city councilor; Marian Van Landingham, former delegate; Sheriff Dana A. Lawhorne; Lonnie [...]

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

By William G. Turner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am so pleased with Mayor Bill Euille and his cast of city councilors for moving ahead with the new Metro station in Potomac Yard. What [...]